Bruins Wrap Outdoor Opener, Conclude Indoor Season at NCAA Championships
Fullerton, Calif. – UCLA Track & Field finished up its outdoor opener at the Ben Brown Invite, coming away with various individual victories and a team win on the women's side. The Bruins' 4x400m relay squad also competed at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., recording a 10th-place finish.
The UCLA women compiled 128 points to take the team title over Cal State Fullerton (121 points) and UC Irvine (113). The Bruin men notched second place with 155 points. Fullerton took the men's title with 173 points. UCLA added six more event victories on the day, bringing the Bruins' total to 12 across the Ben Brown Invitational.
Maddy Doane notched her first of three victories on the day with a win in the 100m, clocking a time of 11.80. She was the only athlete in the field to break the 12-second barrier. Kenyla Miles was fourth in the race, finishing with a time of 12.38. Myles Webb and Cristian Moore went 1-2 on the men's side, notching times of 10.69 and 10.76, respectively.
The men's 200m saw Ismail Tuner clock a time of 22.04 for a narrow victory in his UCLA outdoor debut. Doane secured her second victory of the day in the 200m, going 24.13 for the win. Jade Hinds secured fourth place, crossing with a time of 25.69.
Liam Anderson was UCLA's lone representative in the 110m and 400m hurdle competitions. He notched a third-place finish in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.23. Anderson also took fourth in the 400m hurdles, crossing at 56.43.
The Bruins capped the day with a sweep of the 4x400m relay competitions. The men were up first and the quartet of Christopher Hill, Myles Misener-Daley, Josh Pikes, and Cameron Reynolds notched a convincing win with a time of 3:14.09. Hill, Misener-Daley, and Reynolds all made their UCLA outdoor debuts in the event. Doane was on first leg for the Bruin women, competing in her third event of the day. UCLA never trailed after Kate Jendrezak took the baton second, who subsequently passed to Christina Chenault with Dakota Stanly anchoring the win. The Bruins crossed with a time of 3:50.01.
Harrison Schrage led the way for the Bruin men in the long jump, taking the victory with a clearance of 7.42m (24-04.25). Sophomore Alex Enos took third place overall, notching a personal-best leap of 6.95m (22-09.75). Junior Hawa Kamara finished fifth in the women's competition, posting a lifetime-best mark of 5.23m (17-02.00). Kamara was also the Bruins' lone representative in the women's triple, clearing 11.32m (37-01.75) for fourth place on the day. Schrage took second place in the men's competition with a mark of 14.27m (46-10.00).
Isa Videler led the Bruin women in the high jump, clearing 1.65m (5-05.00) for third place overall. Christina Chenault cleared 1.55m (5-01.00) for fifth.
NCAA Indoor Championships
The Bruins also qualified a women's 4x400m relay squad to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships Saturday. The quartet of Shae Anderson, Catherine Leger, Chinyere Okoro, and Makenzy Pierre-Webster took 10th place at the National Meet, clocking a season-best time of 3:35.23. It was the second-straight season the women qualified for Indoor Nationals; the 2020 meet was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.